Grand Animal Hospital in Fraser is now open
Grand Animal Hospital opened in Fraser this year. The owner/vet is Dr. Carrie Nedele who grew up in Indiana and received her medical degree at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine after completing a BS in Business at Indiana University.
After Purdue she started her job search looking for positions in outdoor towns in Alaska and Maine. In 2012 she accepted a position in Fraser working with Dr. Hailey at Alpine Veterinarian Clinic. She left in 2015 and began plans to open her own clinic, Grand Animal Hospital.
Nedele offers dentistry, microchipping, laser therapy, and more at Grand Animal Hospital. In her hospital she has a diagnostic lab, digital x-ray machine, and a full surgery area.
She has about 900 clients and has been getting 50 new clients each week, she said. Currently, she is taking emergency calls for current clients.
“I’m not a stressful person. I try to make emergency situations as comfortable as possible,” she said.
“If I’m stressed I don’t show it.”
Her favorite part of her business: teaching.
“I love teaching pet education, pet nutrition. Dog food – there are so many choices.”
Kim Huntington is Nedele’s Veterinary Technician.
“People just love Kim,” Nedele said.
Nedele’s Burnese mountain dog accompanies her to work. She also has eight chickens at her home in Tabernash.
When not working, Nedele is a typical Grand County outdoor woman who cross-country and downhill skis, hikes, fishes, and mountain bikes.
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